Addiction Resource Guide



McLean Center at Fernside


Psychiatric Hospital with Chemical Dependency Patients Housed Separately

The Program
"In Its Own Words"

STATISTICS

Self Description:

"Fernside is a minimum 30-day residential dual diagnosis program."


Treatment Philosophy:

"Fernside helps individuals achieve and maintain abstinence, reclaim a sense of self-worth and manage the stresses of active living without returning to substance dependence."


Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

"Fernside provides concurrent treatment for substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders."


Family Program:

"Fernside provides crucial recovery support and education to family members and significant others."


Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"Fernside's daily schedule is not based on the common 12 Step program ideas; however, Fernside on the evening and weekends does take clients into the community to learn what these programs have to offer in regard to support."


Position On Confrontation:

"Fernside utilizes the approach of Motivational Interviewing, a non-confrontational method."


Additional Characteristics:

"The program is highly individualized due to the maximum of 8 clients at a time, which allows for 3-4 sessions with their case manager and 5 day a week access to the psychiatrist."

GENERAL:

  • Number of Beds: 8
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: Data Not Supplied
    Average Length of Stay 30 day minimum
    Percent of Women DNS
    Percent under age 25 DNS
    Percent with College Education: DNS
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 97%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: No
    Weekend Admission available: No
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Phone Assessment


SPECIAL POPULATIONS:



Facility has group sessions for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Depression
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Relapse


  • PAYMENT INFORMATION:

    Self-pay Cost: $12,250 per week
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: No
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No

    LICENSING & ACCREDITATION:

    Licensed by: MA Dept. of Mental Health & Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
    Type of License: Residential
    Accredited by: Joint Commission-Behavioral Standards

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (800) 906-9531
    General Information: (978) 464-2141
    Address: P.O. Box 1070
    Princeton, MA 01541